The OEM Page is your own branded schedule page, published at a public URL that you can customize. Your customers can visit this page to query your schedule, view the details such as legs (if you choose to display those) in the layout and format you have defined in Preferences.
Providers contain a mix of both Qwyk providers and providers you create yourself. The main difference between those two is that the QwykProviders are automated feed schedules for which no maintenance is required, and your own providers require you to map and upload schedules using the Schedules and Template features. Your subscription usually comes with a limited number of Qwyk providers that you can use, but you can create as many of your own providers as you like.
Your routing guides are what determines which schedules will be shown for which route query. In here you define route rules, and attach providers to them. When your OEM Page visitors search for a schedule, our routing guide engine will first build an end-to-end solution based on the routes you have defined, then retrieve those schedules and display them to your visitors. Routing Guides are available per product, with a special one being the CSL or Consolidator product which allows you to use all providers and mix them, the FCL, Air, and LCL routing guides only allow you to use providers for those products.
Carriage tables allow you to add pre- and on-carriage segments to your normal routes. These are not based on providers but will be generated based on a rule you define. Let's say you have a Routing from New York to Singapore, but are able to collect cargo in Buffalo, NY and rail it to New York. In the carriage tables you'd set up a precarraige rule from Buffalo to New York with its schedule. When your OEM Site visitors now search for Buffalo to Singapore, the Routing Guide engine will retrieve the available New York to Singapore schedules and prepend a precarriage to each one of them based your defined rule.
The Templates feature lets you take an Excel or CSV file and map it into our database schema, thereby providing what is necessary to upload your own schedules. The idea behind the templates is that you can use any predefined format that is convenient to you, rather then follow our format, and map it to our system. Templates can be reused in schedules (which are per provider) so you can have 1 general template, but 5 provider schedules that are uploaded using that same format.
Schedules is where you maintain and upload the custom schedules for your own providers. You generally create one schedule per provider and then use a template you've defined in Templates, or create a new mapping. A single template can be used across multiple schedules. When you upload your new schedule file, our engine will process it using the mapping you have defined and store those schedules in the database for use with the routing guide. This way you can easily extend our own providers with your own uploads. Schedule uploads can also be emailed to dedicated addresses for each schedule you define. You'll find those addresses in the schedule details.